Category: Floating point

Sterbenz lemma
In floating-point arithmetic, the Sterbenz lemma or Sterbenz's lemma is a theorem giving conditions under which floating-point differences are computed exactly.It is named after Pat H. Sterbenz, who p
Base-65536 floating point
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The significand (also mantissa or coefficient, sometimes also argument, or ambiguously fraction or characteristic) is part of a number in scientific notation or in floating-point representation, consi
Hexadecimal floating point
Hexadecimal floating point may refer to: * IBM hexadecimal floating point in the IBM System 360 and 370 series of computers and others since 1964 * Hexadecimal floating-point arithmetic in the Illin
Motorola 68881
The Motorola 68881 and Motorola 68882 are floating-point units (FPUs) used in some computer systems in conjunction with Motorola's 32-bit 68020 or 68030 microprocessors. These coprocessors are externa
x87 is a floating-point-related subset of the x86 architecture instruction set. It originated as an extension of the 8086 instruction set in the form of optional floating-point coprocessors that worke
Assumed bit
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IEEE 754-2019
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IEEE 854-1987
The IEEE Standard for Radix-Independent Floating-Point Arithmetic (IEEE 854), was the first Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) international standard for floating-point arithmeti
Microsoft Binary Format
In computing, Microsoft Binary Format (MBF) is a format for floating-point numbers which was used in Microsoft's BASIC language products, including MBASIC, GW-BASIC and QuickBASIC prior to version 4.0
IBM hexadecimal floating-point
Hexadecimal floating point (now called HFP by IBM) is a format for encoding floating-point numbers first introduced on the IBM System/360 computers, and supported on subsequent machines based on that
IEEE 1788-2015
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Implicit bit
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Hidden bit
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Intel 8087
The Intel 8087, announced in 1980, was the first x87 floating-point coprocessor for the 8086 line of microprocessors. The purpose of the 8087 was to speed up computations for floating-point arithmetic
IEEE 754-2008
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Ternary floating point
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Floating-point arithmetic
In computing, floating-point arithmetic (FP) is arithmetic that represents real numbers approximately, using an integer with a fixed precision, called the significand, scaled by an integer exponent of
2Sum is a floating-point algorithm for computing the exact round-off error in a floating-point addition operation. 2Sum and its variant Fast2Sum were first published by Møller in 1965.Fast2Sum is ofte
Intel 80387SX
The Intel 80387SX (387SX or i387SX) is the math coprocessor, also called an FPU, for the Intel 80386SX microprocessor. Introduced in 1987, it was used to perform floating-point arithmetic operations d
Quaternary floating point
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Floating-point unit
A floating-point unit (FPU, colloquially a math coprocessor) is a part of a computer system specially designed to carry out operations on floating-point numbers. Typical operations are addition, subtr
Octal floating point
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Mixed-precision arithmetic
Mixed-precision arithmetic is a form of floating-point arithmetic that uses numbers with varying widths in a single operation.
Base-256 floating point
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Decimal floating point
Decimal floating-point (DFP) arithmetic refers to both a representation and operations on decimal floating-point numbers. Working directly with decimal (base-10) fractions can avoid the rounding error
Block floating point
Block floating point (BFP) is a method used to provide an arithmetic approaching floating point while using a fixed-point processor. BFP assigns a group of significands (the non-exponent part of the f
Unit in the last place
In computer science and numerical analysis, unit in the last place or unit of least precision (ulp) is the spacing between two consecutive floating-point numbers, i.e., the value the least significant
Cohort (floating point)
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IEEE P1788
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IEEE 754-2008 revision
IEEE 754-2008 (previously known as IEEE 754r) was published in August 2008 and is a significant revision to, and replaces, the IEEE 754-1985 floating-point standard, while in 2019 it was updated with
In computing, floating point operations per second (FLOPS, flops or flop/s) is a measure of computer performance, useful in fields of scientific computations that require floating-point calculations.
Floating Point Systems
Floating Point Systems, Inc. (FPS), was a Beaverton, Oregon vendor of attached array processors and minisupercomputers. The company was founded in 1970 by former Tektronix engineer Norm Winningstad, w
Balanced ternary floating point
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Weitek Corporation was an American chip-design company that originally focused on floating-point units for a number of commercial CPU designs. During the early to mid-1980s, Weitek designs could be fo
Binary floating point
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Cyrix Corporation was a microprocessor developer that was founded in 1988 in Richardson, Texas, as a specialist supplier of floating point units for 286 and 386 microprocessors. The company was founde
IEEE 754-1985
IEEE 754-1985 was an industry standard for representing floating-point numbers in computers, officially adopted in 1985 and superseded in 2008 by IEEE 754-2008, and then again in 2019 by minor revisio
Intel 8231/8232
The Intel 8231 and 8232 were early designs of floating-point maths coprocessors (FPUs), marketed for use with their i8080 line of primary CPUs. They were licensed versions of AMD's Am9511 and Am9512 F
Floating-point emulation
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Floating-point error mitigation
Floating-point error mitigation is the minimization of errors caused by the fact that real numbers cannot, in general, be accurately represented in a fixed space. By definition, floating-point error c